Sunday, February 19, 2017

20/02/2017: AquaFarm, a huge success for the first edition in Fiera di Pordenone

Aquaculture, Algae and Vertical Farming protagonists of the event with their production chain

Three sectors, strategic to the future of the national economy, have met up in the first integrated event organised in Europe.
The result? A success with no ifs, buts nor maybes.

The success of the first edition of AquaFarm is all in the numbers: 80 brands present among the exhibitors, two sponsors such as “Del Pesce” Group and Biorigin, 4 partnerships with sector associations - of which two are international -, 15 international conference sessions, 113 speakers, 12 national and international media partners, visitors from 25 countries, in numbers greater by far than expected.

With this result, the event is already an instant classic, and it has become a landmark for aquaculture, vertical farming and algae farming, in Italy and the Mediterranean basin.

Numerous Italian and international protagonists have taken part in the event:

- Honourable Giuseppe Castiglione, State undersecretary of Agriculture, Food and Forestry
- Riccardo Rigillo, the general manager of the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Forestry
- Professor Stefano Cataudella, president of the General Commission for Mediterranean Fishing/FAO
- Dickson Despommier of Columbia University, creator of the concept of vertical farm
- Vice-president of EABA, the pan-European association of the algae industry, prof. Mario Tredici

The industry-research team that created the first Italian vertical farm for EXPO 2015 and which is now developing the first operational, building-sized realisation, and also a miniature version for the domestic and commercial market.

And, of course, the representatives of the major Italian and European research and industry entities of the three sectors of the event, the dedicated departments or divisions of Friuli Venezia Giulia, Veneto, Emilia Romagna and Sicilia, the presidents of the two Italian breeder associations, Pier Antonio Salvador of API and Giuseppe Prioli of AMA, the industries and the operators.

“To exhibitors, to speakers, to all partners and collaborators – declares Renato Pujatti, president of Pordenone Fiere – Pordenone Fiere’s sincerest thanks for the contribution given at AquaFarm. We are already focused on the next edition, with ventures and innovations we trust will allow Aquafarm to provide an even more interesting and engaging service for the reference community. Farewell, then, to the 15th and 16th February 2018”.

The presentation of the 15 conference sessions of AquaFarm 2017, the video interviews, and the photo and video gallery will be available shortly on the website

Aquafarm 2018 will take place again in Pavilion 5 of Pordenone Fiere, on the 15th and 16th February.

Read more HERE.

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